How a Spectral Frequency Graph Can Improve Your Audio

Good audio is just as important to creating a successful video as the images on screen, and as such, anyone working with video should have at least a basic knowledge of how to edit and improve their sound. This excellent video tutorial will show you how to use the spectral frequency display in Adobe Audition to make more precise audio edits. 

Coming to you from Mike Russell, this great video tutorial will show you how to use the spectral frequency display in Adobe Audition for editing audio. If you have worked with audio before, you are probably used to using the default waveform display, which shows a graph of amplitude versus time. This is fine for reining in things like levels, but there is more information to be had. The spectral frequency display shows the amplitude of specific frequencies as they vary over time. This is highly useful, as it allows you to zero in on specific issues. For example, if there is a consistent buzzing in your video's audio that you need to clean up, you can quickly find the exact frequency and silence it without affecting the surrounding frequencies, thus avoiding affecting the overall sound severely. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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jai jacob's picture

Love this. I literally started playing with Au yesterday and its my go to now when doing anything with audio. This just gave me more clarity on the program.